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на вечере / вечером

Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by giulia93, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. giulia93 New Member

    Italiano - Italia
    I have one more question. What's the difference between "на вечере" and "вечером"?
     
  2. Maroseika Moderator

    Moscow
    Russian
    На вечере means "at the party", вечером - just "in the evening".
    This sense of the word вечер primarily was of high society and originates from the French soirée.
     
  3. giulia93 New Member

    Italiano - Italia
    Thank you again :)
     
  4. Maroseika Moderator

    Moscow
    Russian
    I think I have to specify what kind of party is meant. Вечер usually means some special kind of soirée: school, literature, musical, dancing, commemoration and so on. An evening party is what is called вечеринка, this word is a bit outdated already, but is proper Russian (originally вечерина - slag/hen party (modern Russian - мальчишник, девичник)). Probably this was the reason for this calque вечер < soirée.
     
  5. giulia93 New Member

    Italiano - Italia
    Thank you!! You're very helpful :)
     

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